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This accessible guide to the development of Japan’sindigenous religion from ancient times to the present day offers anilluminating introduction to the myths, sites and rituals of kamiworship, and their role in Shinto’s enduring religiousidentity.
Offers a unique new approach to Shinto history that combinescritical analysis with original research
Examines key evolutionary moments in the long history ofShinto, including the Meiji Revolution of 1868, and provides thefirst critical history in English or Japanese of the Hieshrine, one of the most important in all Japan
Traces the development of various shrines, myths, and ritualsthrough history as uniquely diverse phenomena, exploring how andwhen they merged into the modern notion of Shinto that exists inJapan today
Challenges the historic stereotype of Shinto as the unchanging,all-defining core of Japanese culture